“It was evening in Amsterdam when Peter R. de Vries stepped out of the television studio and into the busy downtown streets. Decades of investigating cold-case killings and mob hits had earned the silver-haired 64-year-old accolades and a reputation as one of the most famous journalists in the Netherlands. His career in crime reporting had also earned him death threats, but friends said he laughed off the danger, claiming recently that the last time he was scared was as a schoolboy. Shortly after leaving the TV studio on Tuesday, de Vries was shot.” WaPo: A Dutch journalist exposed the mob and defied death threats. Now he’s been shot in the head. (A reminder that it’s crime bosses who see journalists as the enemy of the people.)